PanPastel Lesson Plan No.2 - Page 4
Unique Pan Format
PanPastel Colors are professional artists’ quality soft pastel colors in a unique pan
format (cake-like). The special qualities of PanPastel Colors mean that artists can
blend and apply pastel (dry) color like paint for the first time.
They are made using a unique manufacturing process resulting in rich, ultra soft and
Each color is loaded with the finest
quality artists’ pigments for the most
concentrated colors possible. The colors
have excellent lightfastness and are fully
No preparation or drying
time required - no solvents
or water needed.
Mix colors like paint.
A great way to introduce
color using a dry medium.
Mixed Media Friendly
PanPastel colors are an excellent way to
introduce color using a dry medium for
drawing and painting techniques.
Plastic base keeps colors
separate & clean. Thread
together for compact storage.
Base labelled for easy color ID.
(MIXED MEDIA KI TS)
PanPastel & modeling paste
The pan format changes
everything - enabling pastel
colors to be applied like paint.
Use with other artist’s
media & most surfaces.
Cleaner to use.
Use any eraser to easily
92 Rich concentrated colors, last longer.
Professional quality & lightfast.
*Each pure color has a corresponding tint, shade & extra dark (as shown).
David Kassan “Aubrey”
PanPastel Black & Sofft Knife No.4
with General Pencil White Charcoal Pencil
PanPastel is popular for drawing
& sketching techniques.
“I’ve been using PanPastel now for the past 6 years, I started
using them for the basic block-ins for my charcoal drawings,
because they offer the artist a painterly expressive approach
to handing an otherwise linear approach. PanPastel has really
changed the way I make paintings and drawings, it has given
my realist work an expressive foundation on which to build on.”
For DVD, Videos & Workshops visit: DavidKassan.com
DIGITAL PanPastel works well on digital (non-
glossy) papers, so it is the perfect medium to handcolor digital prints and photographs. The ability to
apply semi-transparent layers of color allows the
image to show through.
Convert any image* to black & white using
Photoshop or similar photo editing software.
*Suggestions: self-portrait, still life etc.
2. Print image on good quality ink-jet or laser paper.
Using a Sofft Tool e.g. Applicator (63070),
apply PanPastel color lightly to image, building up
4Demonstrate how to lift color - by swiping pan surface with
sponge 1-2 times. Show students that they should not dig or use
pressure when lifting color as that creates unecessary dust.
4Mix colors like paint either on working surface or pan surface
Note: traditional color mixing rules apply, e.g. don’t overblend to
4 Clean Sofft Tools between colors by wiping gently on a
dry paper (kitchen) towel.
4 Clean pan surfaces by gently wiping away any color
contamination with a clean Sofft sponge or paper towel.
4 Color layers can be isolated with workable (spray) fixative.
4 Experiment with different surfaces - on smoother surfaces the
color lays down in more transparent layers. On textured surfaces
the color is more intense as the tooth “grabs” more color.
Each palette tray includes
a cover for quick and easy
classroom set-up and
TIP Apply thin transparent
layers. Before applying
remove any excess color
from the applicator on a dry
PanPastel Hand-Colored Ink-Jet Photographic Print
Dianne Poinski “Illuminated“
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(Em ray for 2
ef. 3 0 Colors
Place colors in palette trays
for each table. Students
can share the colors using
individual Sofft Tools to
apply the colors.
Patented. For details see http://www.panpastel.com/pats.html